We caught one! I know, I know, it's just a little salmon fry. Don't worry he didn't die from suffocation we released him back into his little pond.
Yes we are lighting fireworks in daylight. Actually it's probably 9pm at night in these photos. It doesn't get dark in Nome during the summer we are in the land of the midnight sun.
Fourth of July Parade
I love our small town parades. Local community agencies get together to make this a great event for kids by tossing candy and small gifts to the children who line the streets. The photo above just happens to have Nome's local entertainer/tour guide Richard Beneville.
Reese shows his technique and his loot.
After the parade the City of Nome sponsors some street races for kids and adults (sorry no pics) and free ice cream at the Fireman's carnival in the afternoon.
On July 13, 2013 it was a Saturday and it was 80 degrees outside. It was so hot for this local that I just had to get into the frigid water. After my body acclimated to the numb coldness. I was swimming like I was in Hawaiian waters.
Reese and Addison
Mom catching pinks
Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming...
Jeremy trying his luck in fishing... he didn't catch anything.
As this beautiful day continued we felt as though we needed to enjoy it with friends so we built a fire and roasted dogs, brats, and marshmallows.
Just what I needed after a long swim in the ocean
So you'd think that after getting out, warming up next to the fire, and eating some brats that I would be done with being in the sea. Nope, I just had to get back in there and this time Reese was willing to go with me.
He even braved the sea himself. See it's not cold (as his teeth chatters).
About a week later I took some photo below of Musk Oxen accross the street from us out on the tundra.
Nome is a great place to live.